Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thirsty Thursday – Peace

Ahhh the peace and quiet! I am sitting home this morning. The kids and hubby not here. We don’t have any TV right now. Which really is okay with me! So I started the laundry and dishes that desperately needed done. I turned on the radio to K-LOVE. If you are not familiar with it, that is a contemporary Christian music station that I absolutely love to listen to! I believe God gave me this time alone for a reason. I needed some time with Him.  I need some peace this week. So this morning while the sun was rising, I am jamming to some music to praise my Lord and in the midst having my conversation with God. See I need to have times like this. My kids have only been home one day this week so far but the other two days I worked all day and it was just all a rush. Barely eating. Frustrated. Rushed. Busy. Not leaning on Him. So guess what? It showed! God gives us times like this hoping we realize we need Him to have peace with all we do!

Romans 15:33 says “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.” 

I completely whole heartedly believe that! Think about it. If we are all rushed in every day life, worried, too busy, frustrated… that is Satan. You have to learn to see you do need Him in everything! I saw that today. After Monday’s fiasco of feeling down and concerned about a busy week ahead and a friendship I obviously was concerned about. The Devil said “ah, my chance!” and I did not realize it at the time. Thank you God for the realization before it was too late! I was beginning to feel anxious about this week. Just when I needed Him the most, he opened my eyes!

Philippians 4:7 says “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Praise the Lord!! My heart was starting to break with the issue I had on Sunday evening with a friend. My heart was breaking that we have not had a sit down meal as a family all week long. But God will give me peace because I have Jesus in my heart! What an awesome feeling to know that! I can’t do it myself! This week needs to be all about Him. Not about our frustrations or anything else! See we are having our first VBS without curriculum so we can send all our money to the ZOE mission. This is exciting for us as a church. We actually went from about 106 (I think that’s the correct number) on Monday night to 127 last night. We have our hands full. God is good for bringing these children. I give all the Glory to God! He is amazing! But the problem is all week long I (and some other adults) have been focused on the kids not listening or disrespecting the adults in my/our own class. Then hearing of our Youth (which is also my Sunday School class) saying and doing things that they should not, which really I am still in shock about the things I heard from my own kids and other adults. It makes your heart break, makes you upset with them and most of all makes our minds roll on how we can fix it and control it. I’ve learned this morning that I need to give it to the Lord.  With tears in my eyes while talking to my Lord this morning… I’ve given control to Him and trusting Him to take care of it. I’m just on standby if He needs me to do something! :)

So when you have days where you feel overwhelmed by life, slow down, be still and give it to Him to handle. He wants us to have peace in our lives!

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10

Lord, your words are amazing! Thank you for helping us to realize when we need to be still. We put our trust in You to control our lives and give us peace! The chaos this world gives to our children (and all of the children of this world) is overwhelming and too much for us to handle alone. Guide us in the words to say and what to do about these things when they come tumbling down on our shoulders. Give us the peace that you are there to control those situations. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

Many, Many Blessings this Thursday!



  1. God is so amazing. I am cleaning in my bedroom today and I just found a random notecard in a drawer with Isaiah 54:10 written on it. I think God might be trying to tell me something today!

    I struggle today with being overwhelmed with life, but I know and you have reminded me that the peace I am looking for is right in front of me.

  2. @Amy - I love God-incidents! :) I'm glad I was able to help!

  3. I love KLOVE! Whenever I'm feeling distant from God, I turn it on and get right back to where I need to be.

  4. @Vindiciti - I know exactly what you mean. KLOVE is definitely a huge blessing for me to have! I don't know what I would do with out that radio station. I've been listening to it all day long today... and enjoying every moment! :)

  5. Overwhelmed...oh girl, wow, I still can't think but it's amazing how the Lord is using this time for good. With lessons learned not only for the kids (hopefully, prayfully) but the adults too. Who knew I was one of those beer caps that needed to be beaten into shape and used as something good...I'm slowly learning and I'm so thankful that the Lord is patient. He's trying to teach me so much but "Serve the Lord with gladness" has been ringing in my ears all day. See you tonight and it's gonna be GREAT!

  6. What a great post! When we are trying to figure out how to handle a situation we always try and remember that God is not a God of chaos. He is a god of peace and order. That sheds light on so much.

  7. Erica, it's going to be great tonight! :)

    Thanks Marci! Completely agreed! It helped shed light on so much that has happened this week. The Devil was working overtime!! Not anymore!! :)